Wendy L. Freedman

John & Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of Toronto, 1984
 
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 834-5651
Location: ERC 535
Email: wfreedmanuchicago.edu
 
Research
Observational cosmology, Hubble constant, dark energy, extragalactic distance scale, supernovae, Cepheids, galaxy evolution, initial mass function.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
 
Students
GRADUATE STUDENTS

 
Currently in Committees
  • Wednesday Colloquium committee
  • Executive committee

 
KICP Publications
2018 | 2017 | 2016


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "The Carnegie RR Lyrae Program: mid-infrared period-luminosity relations of RR Lyrae stars in Reticulum", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 480, Issue 3, p.4138-4153 (Nov 2018)
  2. "SMHASH: a new mid-infrared RR Lyrae distance determination for the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy Sculptor", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 481, Issue 1, p.578-595 (Nov 2018)
  3. "SMHASH: anatomy of the Orphan Stream using RR Lyrae stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 479, Issue 1, p.570-587 (Sep 2018)
  4. "The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. V. The Distances to NGC 1448 and NGC 1316 via the Tip of the Red Giant Branch", arXiv:1809.01741 (Sep 2018)
  5. "The Carnegie Supernova Project: Absolute Calibration and the Hubble Constant", arXiv:1809.06381 (Sep 2018)
  6. "SMHASH: A new mid-infrared RR Lyrae distance determination for the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy Sculptor", arXiv:1808.04843 (Aug 2018)
  7. "SMHASH: A new mid-infrared RR Lyrae distance determination for the Local Group dwarf spheroidal galaxy Sculptor", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Aug 2018)
  8. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: The CSP (DR3): photometry of low-z SNe Ia (Krisciunas+, 2017)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/AJ/154/211. Originally published in: 2017AJ....154..211K (Aug 2018)
  9. "The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. IV. The Distance to NGC 4424, NGC 4526, and NGC 4356 via the Tip of the Red Giant Branch", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 861, Issue 2, article id. 104, 10 pp. (2018) (Jul 2018)
  10. "The Carnegie RR Lyrae Program: Mid-infrared Period-Luminosity relations of RR Lyrae stars in Reticulum", arXiv:1807.07493 (Jul 2018)
  11. "The Carnegie RR Lyrae Program: Mid-infrared Period-Luminosity relations of RR Lyrae stars in Reticulum", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Jul 2018)
  12. "SMHASH: Anatomy of the Orphan Stream using RR Lyrae stars", Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Advance Access (Jun 2018)
  13. "The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. IV. The Distances to NGC 4424, NGC 4526, and NGC 4536 via the Tip of the Red Giant Branch", arXiv:1806.02900 (Jun 2018)
  14. "The Near-infrared Tip of the Red Giant Branch. I. A Calibration in the Isolated Dwarf Galaxy IC 1613", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 858, Issue 1, article id. 11, 10 pp. (2018) (May 2018)
  15. "The Near-infrared Tip of the Red Giant Branch. II. An Absolute Calibration in the Large Magellanic Cloud", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 858, Issue 1, article id. 12, 9 pp. (2018) (May 2018)
  16. "SN 2012fr: Ultraviolet, Optical, and Near-infrared Light Curves of a Type Ia Supernova Observed within a Day of Explosion", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 859, Issue 1, article id. 24, 41 pp. (2018) (May 2018)
  17. "VizieR Online Data Catalog: The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. II. IC 1613 (Hatt+, 2017)", VizieR On-line Data Catalog: J/ApJ/845/146. Originally published in: 2017ApJ...845..146H (Apr 2018)
  18. "On the RR Lyrae Stars in Globulars. V. The Complete Near-infrared (JHK s ) Census of ω Centauri RR Lyrae Variables", The Astronomical Journal, Volume 155, Issue 3, article id. 137, 27 pp. (2018) (Mar 2018)
  19. "The Carnegie Supernova Project I. Photometry data release of low-redshift stripped-envelope supernovae", Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 609, id.A134, 18 pp (Feb 2018)
  20. "The Carnegie-Chicago Hubble Program. III. The Distance to NGC 1365 via the Tip of the Red Giant Branch", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 852, Issue 1, article id. 60, 15 pp. (2018) (Jan 2018)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "Metallicity-Corrected Tip of the Red Giant Branch Distances to M66 and M96", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #232, id. 319.03 (Jun 2018)
  2. "Increasing Accuracy and Increasing Tension in Ho", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #229, id.234.01 (Jan 2017)
  3. "Star Formation as a Function of Neutral Hydrogen Gas Density in Local Group Galaxies", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #228, id.319.04 (Jun 2016)
  4. "Accepted Facts in Observational Cosmology", American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #228, id.204.01 (Jun 2016)
  5. "The Next Generation of Optical Telescopes", APS April Meeting 2016, abstract id. Y7.001 (Mar 2016)